House votes 98-0 to ban PAC to PAC transfers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama House has for the eighth straight year passed a campaign finance bill that bans candidates from passing campaign contributions from one political action committee to another.

The House on Tuesday passed the bill by Rep. Jeff McLaughlin of Guntersville on a 98-0 vote.

It now goes to the Senate for debate.

Most years the bill has died in the Senate without coming up for a vote.

Last year it passed the Senate, but died in a conference committee.

McLaughlin said Alabama is one of the most expensive states in the nation for candidates running for political office.

He said he believes part of the reason is that it's easy for candidates to hide the source of their campaign money in Alabama.

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